Although I do stop for them, there is no obligation to do so. I’m confused. and Flinders St. if there are not too many cars as is often the case before 7 AM when I go to work.,145.028583,3a,75y,59.88h,69.49t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1slaJ0l2DgF5muHuqdwy6iig!2e0. THE ZEBRA CROSSING IS NOT FOR ZEBRAS, IT’S FOR HUMANS. There were 2 put outside GCHQ, near me, and those never had … Hi Simon Russsell its possible the more recently introduced AustRoads Guide to Road Design Part 6a (Pedestrian and Cyclist Paths) and the VicRoads Supplement have covered off on some of the cyclist issues in more detail/more appropriately. Removing the zebra stripes and making the green man the default, unless a vehicle activates the green light against it, would probably be the logical thing here. I’ve been in situations where motorists will sit there giving way to pedestrians, whom will refuse to cross until they get their green man or else they’d be jay-walking. Quicker to wait for the hourly bus, or walk? This is the corner of Nicholson and Droop Streets, in Footscray.. I stopped for someone about to cross at a zebra crossing (as is the law) and someone like you decided it was optional and rear-ended me. © 2016 - 2020. […] News Story Credit: […].

Not sure why more lights can’t automatically include a default pedestrian phase, with the button press extending it for infirm, etc. The intersection of Flinders Lane and Spring St got the lights downgrade (from zebra crossing) a while back, and the light default was no pedestrian green. Have you asked Maribyrnong Council about it? Welcome to the Digital Spy forums. Unlike in Australia pushing a US crossing button usually seems to have no effect on how fast the light changes. While I know that this is technically J walking I have never been stopped. when they are often not required and just cause more clutter and confusion. We often overcrowd our road spaces with signs, pavement markings etc. Introducing the Soap Scoop podcast! Enter your email address to subscribe and receive notifications of new posts by email. Is this a zebra crossing, or not? Are you meant to wait for the green man, or not? signed to my own label Think that I need about three accounts (rich) I'm rich A mad man will never look for a zebra crossing on the A406, greatness Mosh Pit Headie One , DigDat , RV But how many drivers know the essence of zebra crossing? So who gives way to who then? Actually, if you hit a driver from behind there are few if any circumstances where it's not your fault. I would have stopped anyway, but technically I think the OP is right. It’s not helped by the red man being the default. CHRAJ releases full report that led to the sacking of Adjenim Boateng Adjei, Photos: Sports Ministry presents PPEs to NSA ahead of 2020/21 football season, Biden: 'We're on track to win this election', Ghana Premier League transfers: Every deal from all 18 clubs, Agyapa deal: Send transaction back to Parliament for scrutiny – Akufo-Addo to Ofori-Atta after Amidu’s assessment, Salma Mumin explains why she converted from Islam to Christianity, Residents frustrated as gas shortage hits parts of Ghana, Check out the 10 foreign players to play in 2020/21 Ghana Premier League, 11 Ajax players test positive for coronavirus ahead of Champions League fixture, Tanzania elections: Opposition leader Freeman Mbowe arrested. It appears the lights were originally a conventional non-zebra crossing when the road was narrowed a few years ago. I got distracted by the bicycle facility stuff; it’s interesting that it hasn’t been updated in 15 years, and actually codifies some terrible ideas.

Listen now for interviews with the biggest soap stars and all the latest spoilers - available on every major podcast app , As you approach a zebra crossing look out for pedestrians waiting to cross and be ready to slow down or stop to let them cross, allow more time for stopping on wet or icy roads, do not wave or use your horn to invite pedestrians across; this could be dangerous if another vehicle is approaching, be aware of pedestrians approaching from the side of the crossing. I'm assuming this is a wind-up, nobody could be that ignorant. Dear City of Maribyrnong and/or VicRoads. Registered in England. Are there other spots like this with confusing and/or contradictory road markings? Default red for peds, and even while road traffic along Lonsdale gets a green, peds do not. Another silly new signalled crossing is for the tiny laneway (Caledonian ln) for delivery trucks to Emporium.

This crossing is so short that most people would probably just cross it without pressing the button and waiting for a green man. I'm not speeding maniac, its just someonetimes it makes more sense to drive through depending on the business of the road and who has arrived at the crossing first. It's ***** like you that cost me £1000 to repair my car. And even those who know its significance clearly ignore it. I wonder how many zebra crossings in carparks have been refered to VicRoads and have the appropriate signs etc. Is this a zebra crossing, or not? You obviously don't know the Highway Code. Yes - THERE IS NO OBLIGATION TO STOP if someone is waiting. If you’d like to join in, please sign in or register. All Rights Reserved - I had a failed attempt to get Melbourne City Council to make a default pedestrian green, given volume at that location, and then success when I tried again almost a year later (it’s now default green at least 7-7, Monday to Friday). No wonder councils keep making bad infrastructure, in some cases it seems they’re required to. This includes St. Kilda Rd. Road Rules – Victoria requires that if a driver is turning left using a slip lane, the driver must give way to any pedestrian on the slip lane. Interesting link (the VicRoads one). | Australia's Road Safety Programs & News Stories, Melbourne public transport – Significant service changes, originally a conventional non-zebra crossing,,,145.028583,3a,75y,59.88h,69.49t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1slaJ0l2DgF5muHuqdwy6iig!2e0, In the US crossing buttons are not nearly as common as they are here and nearly all of the ones that they do have over there don’t light up or beep to let the user know that they have activated the process to change the lights. Even better was he also apparently thought car insurance was optional. There is no obligation to stop and usually I will, but the other day I was in a rush, didnt have time to stop and the stupid cow starting screaming abuse and waving her hands at me.:D. Flood of people cross the busiest zebra crossing in the world - Shibuya Tokyo Japan 日本 - Duration: 1:58. Zebra crossing as is seen on the roads are there not for decorative purposes but for one of the most significant activities on the road, pedestrians crossing the road. While the lines painted on the road and signals give the impression that pedestrians should press the button and wait for the green man, in the streetview link above you can see a sign on the left with “Give way to pedestrians”.

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